Life With Benny

bennys storyLife With Benny, written by his loving parents.

April 7, 2015 – “I have a special needs dog… Not sure if you would be open to foster him.”

Little did we know, that one text from Marc would change our lives. We were supposed to foster another dog at the rescue, but Marc thought Benny could use our support more than the puppy. Because of Benny’s disfigured legs, the vet thought he might have been abused. Upon closer inspection, he was born that way.

Over the next 8.5 months, we grew very attached to him. We’ve fostered over 40 dogs successfully, but he was our first true ‘failed foster’. We never intended to adopt him, but when it was time to leave him at the rescue for a chance to be adopted, our hearts were shattered. We simply couldn’t imagine life without him.

bennys parentsHe brings so much joy into our lives and reminds us to make the most of each day and do the best with what you’ve got.

Benny doesn’t let his disabilities slow him down. We are convinced he doesn’t know he has any.

While Marc may have been grateful that we could foster Benny, we are more grateful that we are able to share our lives with this sweet, little dude.